AVANT Continues Channel Growth with New Research Initiative, AVANT Analytics
Leading platform for IT decision-making to empower Trusted Advisors and enterprise customers with market research on SD-WAN, UCaaS, SECaaS and more
June 12, 2019 — CHICAGO — AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next- generation technology, today announces the launch of AVANT Analytics. This new market research initiative will aid Trusted Advisors and their business customers in understanding industry trends around emerging new technologies in cloud, colocation, connectivity, SD-WAN, security, UCaaS and more. AVANT will analyze real-world insights from thousands of annual IT business purchasing decisions and conduct primary research to deliver regular reports on the state of disruption in the industry in the form of studies, papers, blogs, podcasts and briefings.
“AVANT Analytics is a new dimension to AVANT’s IT decision-making platform,” said Ian Kieninger, CEO, AVANT. “In keeping with our mission to facilitate digital transformation, this initiative will be an indispensable resource to Trusted Advisors who need to make critical recommendations and decisions on behalf of their customers, who must stay current to effectively navigate today’s technology transitions or risk being left behind.”
This new initiative will be led by Ken Presti, a veteran industry analyst previously associated with IDC, his own agency, and other prominent channel consultancies. Presti specializes in combining empirical data, his own experience, and the perspectives of industry leaders in a way that fully illustrates technology trends, business model evolution, likely outcomes, and strategies for success.
AVANT powers an extensive network of channel professionals, known as Trusted Advisors, who help today’s CIOs, CISOs and CTOs navigate the rapid pace of technological change. These experts use AVANT’s industry-leading tools and partnerships to introduce their customers to the most applicable enterprise technology applications that will enable them to achieve their goals.
“Change is the only constant in today’s IT landscape, and that rate of change is accelerating,” said Drew Lydecker, President and Co-Founder, AVANT. “Companies we’ve never heard of are challenging the giants in this industry, leaving enterprise customers no choice but to adapt if they hope to survive. Trusted Advisors are in a prime position to help IT leaders navigate the confusion and equip them with insights to make smarter purchasing decisions. That’s where AVANT Analytics comes in.”
Partners will have a unique opportunity to team up with in-house analysts and propel their businesses using AVANT’s marketing and communications expertise. Meanwhile, enterprise customers can look to these owned resources as a single source of truth on how to fully leverage technology to the benefit of their companies.
“As the leading platform for IT decision-making, we’re utilizing both traditional and new kinds of data, including near real time data form actual IT business decisions as they happen, to provide valuable insights to our partners and customers. AVANT Analytics places a laser-focus on the Trusted Advisor movement and fuels it in a way that’s never been done before,” said Presti. “We’re investing in a degree of market intelligence that supplements Trusted Advisors’ research and enables customers to make powerful decisions about disruptors shaping the market right now.”
About AVANT Communications
AVANT Communications is a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.